This Day In History: May 5th, 1862 CE

On which the Mexican Army defeats French forces at the Battle of Puebla, giving future generations of historically-ignorant Americans an opportunity to party in celebration of Mexican Independence.

This Gentleman Marks September 16th As Independence Day. With The Possible Exception Of Waterloo, Nobody Brags About A Victory Over The French.

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11 Responses to This Day In History: May 5th, 1862 CE

  1. Mooselicker says:

    As someone of Irish descent this is my revenge day for all of the Spanish people who got plastered in mid-March.

    Mexico must have the least amount of influence from their previous “enforcers” than any other country.

    • Smaktakula says:

      Mexico must have the least amount of influence from their previous “enforcers” than any other country.
      Laughs.
      But “as someone of Irish descent” let’s not pretend that May 5 finds you any more drunken or prone to fist-fights than any of the other 333 days of the year (according to the National Irish Calendar, which as you probably know was purchased at the Guinness gift store in 1963, and has been missing “August” for over a decade now).

  2. crubin says:

    I have nothing witty or interesting to say today. Lo siento.

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